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  • Item #: 000283
    Retail: $29.99
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    Create your own long lasting, professional looking book! The IlluStory A+ kit contains non-toxic, washable markers, writing pages, instructions, hints, a story planner, and a postage paid envelope. Write your story, then illustrate it. When you're finished, mail it in (at no additional charge) for completion and production. They'll typeset and bind your book, returning a 7" x 9" hardcover book that even has a place for a dedication. The kit produces an 18 page book, and the author's bio can be placed on the back cover.

    Authors have the choice of either creating their book by hand using the materials in the kit, or producing their book online using the company's website. Working online allows kids to upload photos or scanned images and use digital drawing tools and effects (like speech bubbles, pre-designed backgrounds and more). Designing online also allows them to place more text on each page (there are per-page word limits for hard copy bookmaking). Planning sheets, informational sheets on types of writing and quite a few "story web" graphic organizers flesh out the contents of IlluStory A+ and may be helpful to tie the project in with your current writing curriculum. Next step, the Library of Congress! - Megan

  • Item #: 038691
    Retail: $3.99
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    When it is fully assembled, this model of a covered wagon measures about 8.5" x 4.5". Included in the kit are precut wood pieces, a few small nails, the cover of the wagon (which is made from white cardstock), and easy to follow instructions. Recommended additional supplies (which are not included) are paint, wood glue, hammer, and scissors. The wagon is fairly easy to make and (not including painting) should take about fifteen minutes to assemble. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 056275
    Retail: $29.99
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    Graphic novels, comics, illustrated stories, cartoons call it whatever you like, after all, it's your book! Create your own comic book from a kit, send it off (postage paid) and receive a real published version in the mail that is all YOU! Detailed instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are even story ideas and writing prompts just in case you need them. If you have a student who loves to read comic books, challenge them to come up with their own. It's easier than you might think with this cool kit from Lulu Jr. You could make this a summer project. Make a book about your family or a memorable vacation, or let kids veer off wherever their imagination may take them! You could make one as part of a history study! The kit comes with directions, idea guide, a postage envelope to mail it in, 20 pages for your book and cover, a set of8 broad-line markers, a black felt-tip pen for the dialogue, 1 pencil with sharpener and a white art eraser. You even have the option to have the printer typeset the title & author's name on the cover or to use your own lettering. All inside printing will be in the student's hand. The publisher will take about 2 weeks to make your book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050026
    Retail: $5.99
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    The classic game of jacks has entertained kids for generations. This set includes 10 gold and silver die-cast jacks, two rubber balls, a cloth storage pouch, and instructions for traditional jacks. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 020141
    Retail: $7.99
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    A creative way to leave colorful notes for anyone. Just scratch your note into the black surface to leave a rainbow colored message. The note sheets are 3.5" x 3.5", and come in a package of 125 with a wooden stylus. Great to use at home or the office.
  • Item #: 013063
    ISBN: 9780486417462
    Retail: $1.50
    Rainbow Price: $1.35
  • Item #: 012510
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

  • Item #: 046787
    ISBN: 9781587928055
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    This 17" x 22" chart pictures all the presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump in their order of presidency. On the back short facts about each president are listed. Some examples include lifespan, dates of presidency, party affiliation, vice president and first lady. - Tasha (We have the 2017 Edition!)

  • Item #: 046544
    Retail: $90.00
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  • Item #: 067641
    ISBN: 9781338158809
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

       Create a dozen custom bath bombs with this kit! Simply choose a mold; follow the crystal clear directions to get the right amount of ingredients; mix; pack the mold; and let dry. The bomb sets after 5 minutes so you can reuse the mold, but the bombs should be left to dry for about 4 days before using. Once you have the basic idea, you can be really creative. Mix colors to get unique shades, supplement scents with your own essential oils, pack the molds with multiple colors for fun effects and details, use your own cookie cutters for different shapes, or even hide little surprises inside the bombs to give as a gift! Everything you need is included: three 75g bags of colored baking soda (Pink-red, yellow, and blue), 4oz of citric acid, strawberry kiwi scented oil, 1.05 oz of glycerin, and five plastic molds (penguin, ice cream cone, dolphin, yay cloud, and sphere; sizes are between 1.5” and 3.5” long).

  • Item #: 052848
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    Not only do these gel pens have each of the basic colors, but the ink sparkles and smells making writing more fun for all. Set of 12 pen scents include lime, banana, orange, cherry, strawberry, grape, apple, blackberry, blueberry, watermelon, coconut, and pineapple.

  • Item #: 052030
    ISBN: 9781606894101
    Retail: $3.49
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Having a chart like this in your learning center is not cheating for kids. Think of it as a learning poster. They will refer to it often as they are learning fractions and decimals and eventually will memorize it without even trying. Classroom aids like this are helpful to visual learners because they will "see" this chart in their minds when they think of decimals and percents in the future. This graph gives you a fraction, and then tells you eleven equivalent fractions, followed by the percent and the decimal forms. Bright yellow and red at the top with a blue border make this graph attractive to young learners. The numbers alternate gray and white for easy reading. This is a useful learning tool. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049141
    ISBN: 9780486472997
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
  • Item #: 042518
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95
  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 013069
    ISBN: 9780486417455
    Retail: $1.99
    Rainbow Price: $1.75
  • Item #: 012585
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 012345
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 012326
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 008873
    ISBN: 9780941995320
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    A complete, sensible, lesson-by-lesson phonics program by Sam Blumenfeld, an ardent advocate of literacy through phonics. Mr. Blumenfeld shows you simply and effectively how to teach a child to read, even supplying the lesson visuals in large type for beginners. Many, many thankful parents have testified to the success they've had in using this book with their children. There are no illustrations or distractions, just what is needed to learn and understand the phonetic system. A child begins to read words almost immediately, which seems infinitely more rewarding than a phonics program which insists on teaching all the sounds before the student actually puts them together to read a word. Note: This is the new edition and does not include the book on CDROM. Changes include a bound volume and an Addendum of Helps for the Parent which includes teaching tips. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 066521
    ISBN: 9781338106442
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

     Create pocket-sized critters in no time! This adorable Klutz book kit includes everything you need to make about a dozen animals. Simply punch out the perforated pattern pieces, trace on to one of the 9 different colors of felt, and stich together with coordinating floss. Add accessories like sunglasses, bows, and hats to customize your animals. You’ll make sloths, foxes, llamas, bunnies, pigs, penguins, and more! Includes a 48 page softcover instruction manual. – Laura

  • Item #: 065308
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    These 5 oz. containers come in assorted colors: blue, green, purple and pink. The small plastic container can be used as a mold and looks like part of a castle wall. No color choice is available, but we will assort if you order more than one.

  • Item #: 044602
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    Includes Sugar Plum, Hot Cinnamon, Ginger Bread, Holiday Cheer, and Candy Cane.

  • Item #: 039501
    Retail: $11.00
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  • Item #: 029109
    Retail: $19.95
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    Includes enough loops to make 8 potholders in a variety of colors (no black or white).

  • Item #: 011802
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 006367
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 005642
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    A set of 24 Wikki Stix in six neon colors with a sheet of ideas and activities, all in a bright blue box.

  • Item #: 004925
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    For the dinosaur and art lover in your family children can now mold their own brightly colored and unique dinosaurs. Mold a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus with this kit's contents: 3 plastic dinosaur skeleton fossils (each about 5.5"), 5 blocks of non-drying clay (blue, green, yellow, red, and purple), wiggly eyes, clay tools, and instructions. Squeeze the clay in your hands to soften; then mold it around the skeleton fossils. Be creative and use any of the colors to create your own unique dinosaur creature. ~ Donna